Ryan Alden: Smooth Rhodesian

Product Number: 002-777-0001

Quite a unique and lovely take on the Rhodesian shape from Ryan Alden, this piece combines soft Danish lines compressed into a fairly handy, compact package. Breaking it down, you'll notice a strong, Danish-style lifting heel and a pronounced, concave bevel to the rim, with the clean, well-defined beadlines forming a nice visual break between the two. The sweeping transition and near serpentine flow of the shank and stem really make for an elegant silhouette as well — yet one not without its own bit of stockiness and underlying muscularity, given the compressed length. Palette wise, Ryan's kept this composition entirely warm, finishing the briar in a dark, smoldering auburn contrast stain, matched by rich cumberland for the mouthpiece. A great little Rhodesian here.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.97 in./126.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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